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The Llano Colonial
To expound the principles of complete
co-operation that other colonies may
be formed to emulate the Successful
Llano Co-operative Cojony.
VOL. II— No. 10.
Herrin Massacre Deaths Laid
to Door of Mine Owners
(By The Federated Press)
Herrin, 111. — W. J. Lester, president
Southern Illinois Cial Co., and his cor
peration should be made to pay »for
their responsibility in bringing on the
Herrin strip coal mine bloodshed in
-which union and nonunion miners lost
their lives, June 22, declared State
Senator William J. Sneed after the cor
oner s jury had found the company re
sponsible for the deaths.
Lester is the man reported by Col.
Samuel S. Hunter, Illinois national
guard, to have said: "I'll be damned
if I will," when implored by Hunter to
shut down operations to avoid blood
shed. He was mining coal in violation
of his agreement with union officials.
"Upon President Lester," said Sneed,
"lies the blame for this whole terrible
Lawrence, Mass. — The One Big
Union and the United Textile Workers
of America were summoned to appear
before the court at Salem in the coun
ty of Essex on the first Monday of Ju
ly. The unions must answer a bill of
complaint exhibited against them by
the Patchogue-Plymouth Mills corpor
ation to show why the injunction the
company asked for in their bill of com
plaint should not be issued. The Pat
chogue-Plymouth mill is one of the
smaller mills in Lawrence where the
employes are on strike. They employ
ed about 500, about 20 of whom are
now^ strikebreaking.
The Colony Diary
Being « Daily Report of Colony Life at Llano.
Wednesday, June 21. — Farm work
is the big thing to-day, and all teams,
tractors and man that can be spared
are on that job. Darth, Buhre and An
derson and Tackett, with a bunch of
children, are planting sweet potatoes
and the field is almost finished. Kemp
is laying out the rows with a team,
which makes the job much easier.
Busick and W. Fread are planting pea
nuts in the new field while Siemens and
Vernon on the two tractors, with Jones,
Lee and Marchick, are preparing the
land that has been terraced. Van Nu
land and Harris are hoeing cane and
getting out the weeds while unable to
cultivate. The gerden ground is being
prepared for fall crops. Mrs. Yates is
now here and will soon join in with
Comrade Yates in taking care of the
milk goats. Comrade Yates has the
spirit of a real co-operator, and if
work gets short at the goat ranee, he
is always ready to butt into any old
job that helps the Colony on in its
progress. Books arrived to-day from
Wni. Andraska and Louis Braeckelaere
which were placed in the library. A
lot of tools for a vulcanizing outfit
came from Aime Quinet. These very
useful gifts are gratefully received. It j
we could get an outfit for vulcanizing
auto casings, it would give us a valu
able equipment. Nash and Yates are
framing up a new goat house. The
brick crew, W. Beavers, Chappelle,
Denver Cryer and Scharrer, are still
laying brick on the new upper story
of the print shop. Rechsteiner and
Langridgc ar e now putting shingles on
the big roof garden building, and it is
to be hoped we will get that place fin
ished soon. Fred West, daughter Mil
dred and r«iece Louise, are here for 0
few days' visit. The young folks of
the Colony gave them a party at the
club house and many were the sighs tor
the time when we can hold these parties
in the new roof garden. We, are re
ceiving orders for Llano -made shoes,
and Roede is getting scared that his
trade will swamp him. Now please rr
member that these shoes are made from
Colony 'eather. î i eV are not a fancy
shoe. The upper is made ifi one piece
and are for a vvoik shoe only. Yes.
Administration Victorious in A. F. of L.
Cincinnati. — It is announced that
Gompers and the entire administration
group were victorious in, the American
Federation of Labor election here to
For the forty-first time Gompers was
named president of the organization.
When the convention finally came to
the point of voting for its chief execu
tive, all visible opposition to Gompers
I had melted away and he was unoppos
I It had been planned by enemies of
the administration to attempt to "break
jinto the official circle" by electing a
'man to one of the lesser offices now
, held by the Gompers group. These ef
fort#'also failed.
Other officers re-elected were:
James Duncan, granite worker, first
Frank Morrison, secretary.
J. G. Valentine, moulder; Frank
Duffy, carpenter; Wm. Green, miner;
W. D. Green, street car man, and T. A.
Eckart, garment worker, vice presi
Jacob Fisher/ barber, seventh vice
Mathew Woll, engraver, eighth vice
Delegates chosen to the British ■
Trades Union Congress are to be: Ben
jamin Schlessenger, làdies' gal-men'
worker, and E. J. McGovern, plasterer
William E. Hulsbeck of the Kentucky
State Federation of Labor, was chosen
delegate to the Canadian labor con
Portland", Oregon, was picked as the
city for the 1923 American Federation
,of Labor convention.
—Okla. Leader.
they are fine. Easy pn the feet and
will wear like real leather should. We
haven't a big assortment of laics, so
can't fit everybody» but Roec^ is 4 Vill
in," even tho he is a harness-maker.
Mat Schuster and lamily joined the
Colony to-day. Mat had a farm eight
(piles west of us, lui has decicicd tc
quit bucking the game as an in iîv du
al, and he, his wife, and four b"«vs are
iiow Llanoites. Pi., pie who do no un
derstand 'vh:<* we are doing somet "»*>
get real vicious. It is a commoi thing
to have i.ie one to write in to lind
out how much they can make for ï?om
selves ,f vve let tocir join us. Sor/e
think this is a place to come to take
life easy, and when they find it is a
real job, they blame us for wanting
them to work and help support them
selves and the movement. Sometimes
we have supposed comrades to call us
liars, thieves, etc.;_and it is not alto
gether an uncommon thing to have
someone write' in who seems to want to
draw a few drops of blood from the
carcass of some one who is supposed
to be to blame for someone's else
wrong thinking. But after all is it to
be wondered at when psychologists and
professors tell us that 70 percent of the
adults of this country possess a men
tality lower than 14 years—that is,
their mental evolution was arested at
the 14-year-old stage. And remember
many of these minds run down to the
recesses of 10 or 12 years. It is sur
prising, the slow progress the world
makes in handling a real human pro
gress. Band practice and the party at
the club house were the doings of the
* * * #
Thursday, June 22. — Another fine
day, and the planting and cultivating
go merrily on again. Warren Fread is
now taking up the job of running a
tractor. Warren and Vernon are only
boys, but they are beginning to take
on men's responsibilities. And, by the
way, one of the big troubles labor must
solve is getting men who will accept
responsibility. It is easy to be a boss
x (Continued on last page)
By Robert Whitaker.
Not the weak, but the strong are the burden we bear,
We would carry the feeble to-day,
And no one be broken with heartache and care,
If the strong would stand out of the way.
We could satisfy all whc| have less than they need.
If those who have more would refrain;
Want is not the world's problem, th e problem is greed,
For the slums are the backyards of gain.
We prate of "defectives," and scold "the unfit,"
But the people who trouble us most
Are the vaunted "efficient," who think they are it,
And know not the things that they boast.
The handsome folks live on the plain folks, of course,
And the clever folsk live 0Ï1 the fools;
And the people who work are forever the source <
Of the <vaste and the riot that rules.
You may double the tax on the common man's bread.
But the rich man must still have his cake.
And the foolish must fill up the trenches with dead
That the wise folks may double their stake.
No, it isn't the weakness of those who are weak
That makes the world wretched and wrong;
We shall some day discover the sinner we seek
In the self-centered greed greed of the strong.
—The Public.
There are no slackers in the educa
tional and social activities of Llano Col
ony, and so it is but natural that the
little tots of the Kindergarten should
contribute their share to last Sunday
night's entertainment at the Dixie Pride
Playhouse. And there was no shyness
visible in their demeanor as they faced
the large audience confronting them.
Under the direction of Mrs. Hendricks,
and Miss Mable Synoground, they per
formed their marches and sang their lit
tle ditties perfectly self-possessed, a
credit to themselves and the kindergart
ners. The juvenile orchestra opened
the performance with a stirring ouver
ture delivered vivaciously and with
comprehensive feeling and furnished
the music for the little ones.
Miss Nellie Kemp contributed one of
her charming vocal solos, always ready
to do her part and more in any on e of
the Colony activities.
Mrs. Gaddis and Mrs. Scharrer, ac
companied on the piano by Miss Beu
lah Galdis, furnished a vocal duet, sung
with rare pathos and spirit. .
Mrs. Dr." Ferrée, by request, gave a
select reading, written in the psychol
ogy of an unsophisticated, but imagin
ative little boy. Her imitation of the
boy's manner of speech was delicately
true to life and created a great deal
of merriment. She encored with a
sailor's explanation of the character of
an "anthem," mad e to one of his mates.
Our rhymster, John Brostrom, then
occupied the stage for a while, and he
aimed his wit_ especially at the print
shop crew. According to his tale, one
of them has matrimonial designs, while
another aspires to be a mahatma
(whatever that may mean) ; and thus
the old world wags.
Laura Synoground then had her in
ning with a declamation, which she ex
pressed with a positive emphasis as if
she was very much in earnest about
it, and her slogan was, "Do the best
you can!" All right, Laura, we will
try -
Miss Ford, a visitor, volunteered a
delicious monologue of a new papa
who is rather uncertain how to act un
der the new responsibility thrust upon
him, but is surely bound to learn all
that the position involves in due course
of time. Her contribution was highly
appreciated and we certainly feel al
ways grateful for any contribution that
our neighbors and friends volunteer to
our entertainments.
An anthem solo by Comrade Beav
ers, assisted by a quartette, consisting
of Mrs. Dougherty and Mrs. Beavers,
Mr. Gaddis and Bill Beavers, was a vo
cal treat of the first class. It was sure
ly fine singing.
The Burden
The subject of road-building was up
for discussion at the agriculture meet
ing at Llano Colony on Friday night,
June 23. With 6,000 acres now own
ed by the Colony and 14,000 more in
prospect, th e building and maintenance
of good roads on such a large tract is
self-evidently a project of considerable
moment. The splendid state road now
passing thru th e Colony impresses
everyone emphatically with the desir
ability of good roads that are in good
condition every day in the year. Tracks
around stumps, winding thru the cut
over land that are impassable or diffi
cult to traverse after heavy rains are
a great detriment to the best interests
of the community, The Colony may
hav e to build its own roads or will have
to work in conjunction with the par
ish authorities to build one or two roads
immediately to make hauling of farm
products from outlying fields as favor
able ^as possible; Grading, draining,
and bridging was advocated to the gar
den and fields cleared last winter and
! spring, and are now promising good
.harvests. The building of an electric
trolley line was also proposed, to
be extended to the Sabine river.
In the near future the Colony will
start a saw mill on Anacoco Creek
to get lumber out of timber owned by
th e Colony. Clearing crews and farm
ing operations will follow in due course
of time. The land there is of the very
best quality and especially suitable for
ribbon cane.
The activities of the Colony after
a while will have to include all
; the public services that other govern
ments perform for their peoples, but
ar e not yet taken up by any depart
ment of government in this country.
In fact, all the affairs of the member
ship are public affairs. No one has
any private business affairs with any
other member of the Colony.
Comrade Darth gav e an interesting
description of timber roads that are
built in many sections of the State of
Washington, and might prove suitable
in some instances in the Colony work.
The discussion was general, highly an
imated and very instructive. The Col
ony will have good roads and work will
begin very soon.
It 'may be possible to reform the
dance in this country, provided we
first "reform the dancers.
Are you UP or are you DOWN?
Hav e you joined the Dollar-Up Club
As a reader of our paper, you are
no doubt a co-operator, a believer in
a new way of life. What are you do
ing to justify your belief? No belief
or ideal is worth a pin to a person who
does not sacrifice something for it.
What are you paying for your ideal ?
We are down here doing th e hard pion
eer work of ushering in the New World,
and are paying the price of our co-op
eration by practicing it.
You cannot come just now, so it is
up to you to help those who have come
and are doing your work here.
It is a privilege we offer you to as
sist this work. It is a duty you owe
yourself; so hustle along—join the
We would suggest to the members of
this club that they send in their pay
ments at the beginning of the month.
Ihen their names may appear in every
issue of the paper during the month for
which the donation is intended. Of
course, there are many who pay for
several months ahead. For instance,
Comrade Sunnen just sent in $30 to
cover six months. Comrade Glégg for
warded $12; and many others, smaller
amounts. Great interest is manifested
by some of our friends, and here is the
complete list of good Dollar-Up Club
members for:
Matt Sunnen
Morris Rapaport
Napoleon Hill
Dr- Robert K. Williams
Mrs. Minnie E. Pickett
D. Henderson Howell
V. C. Clowe
Miss E. M. Van Schoick
Henry Mueller
R. L. Dorman
Chas. Hook
C. C. West
F. J. West
J. O. Duckett -
Frank Gayer
Chas. W. La Rue
Victor Nelson
E. J. Hyatt (May & June)
William Andraska
D. Henderson Williams
F. W. Miles
Mrs. E. E. Fiechter
E. J. Pease
Anton A. Brezina
E. Otidys
Varton Permanian
Harry Gourjian
Mrs. Rose B. Blair
D. H. Fedderson
Aime Quinet
C. W. Corbin
Reo Johnson (May)
Stanley C. Williams
Frank Phelps
Augustus Robinson
Miss C. Chapman
(April, May and June)
Mrs. R. K. Williams
Walter H. Fread
N. L. Clarke
A. W. Gouchenour
Floyd C. La Rue
Mrs. Charlotte Collins
Mrs. B. W. Briggs
Wm. Gurr
Willis H. Alpers
C. A. Percy
C. F. Krause
Reo Johnson
Chas. H. Newman
Mrs. Don Belcher
James Innes
W. J. Glegg
A. H. Moore
L. L. Rhodes (May, June)
$1.00 '
Don't be stingy. Let your friends in
on a good thing. See that they be
come regular readers of THE LLANO
COLONIST, and learn about co-opera
tion and its marly advantages.
They that fight for freedom under
take the noblest cause mankind can
have at stake.—Cowper.
On liberty's ruins to fame.—Moore,
Llano Personals
Victor Nelson came in Thursday af
ternoon from California to give Llano
the "once over." He hasn't had time
to get around much yet, but is véry well
pleased with what he has seen so far.
« * * «
Riley Demaree arrived last week
from California. He will make his
home with his mother, Mr. Vorhees,
and his sister, Mrs. Hendricks, who re
turned to the Colony about two months
* * * *
Courtland Miller, of New York, is
spending a few days at the Colony. Mr.
Miller heard about Llano by the merest
accident while traveling in California
and immediately determined to see the
place. He will be unable to remain as
long as he would Hke, but is making an
effort to see as much of the big ranch
as possible during the short time that
he is to be hei;e.
« « v «
Just a year ago, Mr. J. I. Hastings,
of Oklahoma, paid the Colony a visit
of several weeks' duration and made
a thorough investigation. Since that
time he has been one of our most en
thusiastic supporters and has been shap
ing his affairs so that he might re
turn. He finally arrived last ^Monday,
a car-load of household goods and ma
chinery following two days later, and
is here to stay. Mr. Hastings is a civil
engineer and construction engineer,
and his work will b e in connection with
the liaying-out and development of the
* * * *
John Rix, who has been employed in
the blacksmith shop and wagon shop
for several months, left last Wfednesday
for Missouri, where he Will take up the
same work for a nephew who is en
gaged in that business. John is an ex
cellent mechanic and his new employ
er is to be congratulated in securing his
• • « e
, C. D. Northup, of Missouri, dropped
in on us unexpectedly this week and
remained for a two-day visit. He has
been interested in the Colony for some
tim e and a regular reader of The Col
onist, but wished to obtain first-hano*
information. He is planning an ex
tended trip through the East in the
near future and expects to meet a num
ber of other people who are also, inter
ested in the Colony, and it is his de
m to give them the facts.
Mr. Northup was greatly pleased with
things as he found them and very en
thusiastic over our future prospects. As
he is in the timber business he was
particularly interested in our fine tim
ber land, ,£ome of which he decared he
never saw equalled. He left Wednes
day afternoon, taking with him a sup
ply of literature for distribution.
* * * *
Lee Rhodes is back home again. Lee
is an organizer for the Farm Labor
Union and has been up in the vicinity
of Texarkana for the past month get
ting the farmers of that locality lihed
up and headed in the right direction.
He reports a veiy successful trip, but
says that he is mighty glad to get back
home ; and we are just as glad to have
him back as Lee is a very pleasant sort
of fellow to have around.
Mr. W. A. Dougherty, the local U.
S. weather observer, is a well-meaning
man and he always wants the peopl e to
await the bpst in the weather line that
may happen to turn up. He always
reserves for himself plenty leeroom, so
whatever happens he is always approx
imately right. On the morning of June
27, he reports a rising barometer, indi
cating local showers, but they very like -
ly may pass over as the barometric
rise is not at all heavy. Otherwise, gen
erally fair and normal temperature may
be expected.
Temperature for the week ending
June 26th, inclusive, as follows:
June 20—max. 87, min. 69
June 21—max. 90, min. 70
June 22—max. 86, min. 68
Jun e 23—max. 90, min. 69
June 24—max. 95, min. 70
June 25—max. 92, min. 7!
June 26—max. 92, min. 67
Have you thought of joirsin-* *' >
"Llano Dollar-Up Club"? Retd i'
■announcement on another pr/re r
see if you don't belong there.

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